Jennifer Abel of Montreal, Quebec won her sixth career world championship medal in a diving event that has Olympic status on Friday. Abel won the bronze medal in the women’s three metre springboard diving competition at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Abel posted a score of 351.55 points. Reigning Olympic gold medalist Shi Tingmao of China won the gold medal with a score of 383.5 points. Wang Han of China won the silver medal with a score of 359.4 points.
Abel reached the podium comfortably. She had 14.85 more points than Grace Reid of Great Britain, who finished in fourth place with a score of 336.7 points.
It is the second medal for Abel at the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships. She previously won a silver medal in the women’s three metre synchronized springboard diving competition with Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu of Saint-Constant, Quebec on Monday.
Prior to the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships, Abel won the silver medal in women’s three metre synchronized springboard diving at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai (with Emilie Heymans of St. Lambert, Quebec), bronze in the women’s three metre springboard diving at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, bronze in the women’s three metre synchronized springboard diving at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona (with Pamela Ware of Greenfield Park, Quebec), and silver in the women’s three metre synchronized springboard diving at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan (with Ware). The bronze medal will give Abel confidence as she prepares for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
In other news from the 2017 World Aquatics Championship in Budapest, Canada will face New Zealand in their opening playoff game in women’s water polo on Saturday. The Canadian men’s water polo team meanwhile were eliminated on Friday after a 6-6 tie with Brazil.